I was shocked to read in the news this morning that Katie Holmes has filed for divorce from Tom Cruise after six years of marriage. As usual, the one who will suffer from this is their cute little daughter, Suri Cruise. And the fact that her mother wants sole custody of their daughter gives the impression that it’s going to be a nasty custody battle.
I also can’t help but feel sorry for Katie. They said she has lost some of her spirit after marrying her childhood idol. She has isolated herself from her friends and would sometimes go out looking unkept and disheveled. Gone was the sweet smiling girl from the hugely popular Dawson’s Creek series. It must have been a shock to her that their marriage life didn’t turn out as she expected. She really looked head over heels in love with him in the beginning.
This would be another big blow to Tom Cruise’s reputation. When the two hooked up, everybody was already thinking that Katie was making a big mistake because of his weird ways particularly the couch jumping incident and his fanatical involvement with Scientology. But people gave him a chance to prove that he’s just a regular guy minus the superstar status just because sweet Katie found something good in him. So now that Katie finally wants out in their marriage means Cruise would need some major personal branding overhaul. According to his spokesperson, Tom is devastated and is now focusing on his three children. It seems his camp has already started salvaging his shattered reputation.
Anyway, his reputation should be the last on his mind. If their marriage is truly irreparable then he should try even harder to become a good dad to his daughter. That is, if Katie will even allow him to.